EPISODE: 87 [EDUCATION] How to Make Vision Casting Simple but Effective

The new year is just around the corner and it is time to cast a new vision for 2023! How do you do this though? I hear ALL THE TIME all these vision casting steps and things to do that are 4500 steps long and honestly, who has the time?! In today’s episode, I share with you how to cast an intentional vision in a simplified way that is still effective! Be sure to come with a paper and pencil so you can do this activity right along with me. When you’re done, you will be well on your way to casting and intentional vision for the new year! 


Need more help or want to cast an intentional vision for the year with other incredible women like you?! Then you need to join the Sunshine Squad Community because on Devember 15th, 2022 @7:30PM EST I am hosting my annual vision board party! You can join this space via the link below and join me live to cast your 2023 vision in a guided and intentional way. I hope to see you there!

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Welcome to the living in sunshine podcast if you don’t know who I am, my name is Maddy. And I am so excited to have you tuning in to our weekly podcast episodes, where we chat all the things from tips and tricks to funny stories from my life that have helped me to truly live in the sunshine. In this space, we are all about encouraging, inspiring and giving you the tough love that you need to hear sometimes to realize that you are totally made for more than what you currently have in life, and that you hold the power to make the changes that you need to level up and live your best self. So buckle up, grab some water and let’s get into it. Good morning. Good morning. And happy Wednesday I am shivering because it is so cold in my house. The desert has 100% Like transitioned, at least in the last few weeks to like, cold winter weather which for here I know I just I know. I know. I know. I know. I know. I’m going to have people who are like, I live on the east coast and it’s snowing. Well I live in the desert and it doesn’t snow but it does get cold. And after living here for almost two full years. My body has 100% acclimated to warm, hot, dry weather. And cold, cold, cold dry weather to me just like doesn’t vibe with who I am as a human. Like there is a reason why my husband and I are moving to South Carolina because cold weather just doesn’t vibe with us. It just it just doesn’t work. And so if I am shivering throughout this episode, you know why? You also know now that I’m a complete wimp when it comes to cold weather. I just I don’t think I don’t know what I would do if I had to live somewhere where it snowed, would be probably quite miserable because I had become very accustomed to the hot dry desert heat that we have in El Paso, Texas. But I want to just say Happy December to all of my sunshine sisters, you guys we have made it to the end of the year, I cannot believe we are in the final month of 2022. This year has been a wild ride. A fun wild ride. Like I have to say our last episode of the month is going to sort of be like a reflection and a vision casting of the year for 2022 and 2023. But just as a quick reflection for the year, man oh man has ain’t been insane. I don’t know if your life has been as crazy as mine has. But in 2022 I have grown and scaled two businesses I officially launched living in sunshine as a business the living in sunshine LLC and the beginning of the year that feels like yesterday, honestly, like, I feel like this year either went by so fast for people or so, so slow. And for me it was probably one of the fastest years of my life. And I just can’t believe of all the growth and success and changes and healing that has happened this year. And if you have that kind of year as well, congrats. And if you had a hard trying year, I know that I did last year, I want you to know that seasons change and seasons come to an end. And for every low there is a high, what goes down must also come up. And I think that that’s such a ray of hope for those of us who maybe didn’t have the best year ever. So no matter what kind of year you had, I hope you are moving into a season and a month of reflection and growth and asking yourself, Where can I improve? What do I want to do in the new year? And if you are asking yourself these questions this month, you’re going to want to tune in each and every Wednesday for a brand new podcast episode because all month long, we are tackling the topic and conversation of vision. And what is a vision? How do we cast a vision and something super exciting that I want to share with you is the vision board party that I am hosting exclusively within the sunshine squat community. So over the last few years, I have done these vision board parties publicly this year, it’s going to happen within the sunshine squat online community which is my community of women to come and feel supported and encouraged to create a life that they love and learn how they can improve their habits and their routines and their mindsets. And just generally create a life of joy. And our yearly vision board party is going to be happening within that space. So if you want to join me for this vision board party and join the other members of the sunshine squad community, go ahead and head to the link in the show notes. Or you can head over to the link in my bio over on Instagram if you follow me there and join the sunshine squad ASAP because the vision board party for 2022 is going to be happening on Thursday, December 15 at 730 pm Eastern Time. And in this vision board party, I walk you through how to intentionally craft a vision for your new year and for your life. And we sort of dig deep, and we unpack some of the layers that go into casting an intentional vision, and to go into creating a vision that actually feels aligned with what we want to do in our life and what we want to work on over the next several months and several years of our life. So if you are wanting to join a hands on super fun vision board party, be sure to jump into the sunshine squad before then, because once you do, you will get instant access to not only this vision board party, but also tons of past master classes and resources and coaching calls, and lots and lots of resources that you can use to have the best year ever going into 2023. So definitely check out the sunshine squad community. You can find all the info for that in the show notes below. And now that my announcements are out of the way, let’s go ahead and jump into today’s episode. Okay, my friend. So for today’s episode, we are going to be talking about how to make vision casting simple, yet effective because similar to other conversations and topics that we’ve covered, gratitude, affirmations, manifesting morning routines, these things can be very quickly overcomplicated and super convoluted when they don’t need to be, which then makes them feel really unattainable or really an actionable for people who are super busy or overwhelmed or don’t really have a ton of time to commit to a 45 step vision casting process. Right? Like, who has time for that it’s the busiest time of year, right? I always feel like Christmas holiday season is like the busiest time of year. And then right after that is like back to school season. I also feel like it’s the busiest time of year too. And I want to keep this really simple for you. Because to me, passing a vision is the first step to creating a year that you love and a year in a life that you can live to the absolute fullest. So many of the things that happened in 2022 were things that have been or were on my vision boards in the past. And I know that you might hear that a lot when it comes to vision casting. But that’s because it’s true, you guys, we have seen so many good things come out of this year in my house and my relationship, my marriage my business, because I took the time to cast an intentional vision that I knew I could align myself with going forward. So that’s what we’re going to talk about today how to cast a vision in a really simple way. That’s also really effective. Because if it’s over simplified and not effective, what’s the point? You know what I mean? Okay, so here’s step number one. And step number one is going to be something that you have to do without fear, without holding yourself back. And without shame. Okay? So I really want you to complete this vision casting exercise in a space where you feel comfortable and safe, and able to dream really big, and get really bold in what you think and really give yourself the space to think bigger, and get comfortable with maybe feeling a little bit scared. Because when we feel that feeling of fear, or oh my gosh, I could never or oh my gosh, I can’t do that. That’s probably a sign that it’s something that you should be working towards. Right, the bigger the better. And I always take that feeling of fear, or maybe even a little bit like, oh my god, I’m going to crap my pants, like that’s so huge as a sign that I’m on the right track. Okay, so your first step to casting a vision that is super effective, is to ask yourself where you want to go. Okay, so ask yourself the question, in a year, or in three or five years, where do I want to be? And I want you again, to not hold yourself back. Think of you know, when you think of that question, where do I want to go? Whatever, that first step, that first thing that pops into your mind is take that and multiply it by four. And that’s where you want to go. So if you are a business owner, and you say in a year, I want to have, I don’t know $50,000 in revenue, I want you to double it and say, in a year, I want to make $100,000 in revenue. Or if you are someone who has a podcast, and you say in a year, I want to have 10,000 downloads, I want you to double it and I want you to say no in a year I’m gonna have 20,000 downloads, right? Or if you’re someone maybe you’re not anything business related or side hustle related and you say where I want to be in five years is living in a van on my own with my dogs traveling across the country. I want you to double down and I want you to say at the end of this year, I want to be living my best van life and with my dogs traveling the world because why the hell not? Why not dream big, okay? And when it comes to this, when it comes to ask yourself, Where do you want to go? expand and expand and expand further? Don’t just think small, don’t just think within your own self, think about your family, how could you grow your business? How could you support your community? Go further, go deeper. And this question is actually something that we kind of expand on even more in that vision board party that I was talking about at the beginning of the episode. So if you are like, Oh my gosh, I’m not really sure what this means. Definitely, definitely join the sunshine squad community because in that masterclass in that vision board party, we’re going to expand on this even further, okay, so once you have your, where I want to go, kind of figured out your endpoint, figured out your next step, step two, and to casting a vision is to reverse engineer your end goal into smaller steps. Okay, so to put that simply break it down, what do you have to do to earn that or get to that goal? Monthly, or annually? Okay, so think about it, if your goal in a year is to earn, I don’t know, $100,000. Right, that is a huge goal that I have for myself, is to have $100,000 in my bank account like that. Call me crazy, call me selfish, whatever you want to believe, call me ambitious. That is a huge goal for me is to is to say that my net worth is $100,000. Okay, so what if you have a similar goal, if it’s numbers related, or, you know, data based, break that down. So where do you need to be month to month, to get to that place to get to that goal, you need to break it down in terms of where you want to go, to be able to then take small steps to make it happen. Sometimes when we give ourselves these really huge goals, or these really huge milestones to hit, we can become super overwhelmed by just how big it is. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t want it or dream for him. But sometimes we get stuck in the overwhelm of thinking, oh my gosh, that just seems so outlandish ly huge. There’s no way I can make it happen. But when you take the time to reverse engineer it right, you can then see the small, actionable, tangible steps that you can take to make that goal happen. So again, step two is to reverse engineer your end goal into smaller steps. What small thing what small progress can you make each month each each quarter each month, each day, or if it’s a longer term goal or vision that you have for your life each year to make that bigger vision happen, okay? It’s crucial for you to reverse engineer this goal, this vision, because if you don’t, you might find yourself getting overwhelmed and stuck in that overwhelm, and then not taking any action at all. So step number two is very, very crucial reverse engineer your end goal into small actionable steps that you can take and celebrate along the way as you work towards that bigger vision. So sorry to interrupt the show minute, but I have some exciting news I need to share with you right now. Are you ready? I am so excited to share it that the sunshine squad monthly membership has officially launched to everyone. I designed this membership to help all of my happy hustlers, Joy seekers dream chasers and purpose pursuers have a space where they can feel supported, encouraged and inspired every single day to get after their most ideal life. Included in this membership are two coaching calls led by myself daily check ins to help you stay on track and accountable in your joy seeking weekly q&a opportunities for me to give you tailored coaching and guidance in your journey. And the HIePRO text thread is coming back for members only. And the best part about this it’s only $20 a month. Literally I made this membership for you, the girl who is ready to take control of her life, live a life of joy and obsession and also help you get connected with other like minded women who want the same exact thing that you do. So go jump into the membership now you can find all of the information that you need and the link to join us in the show notes. Or you can go find more information over on my Instagram which is at living the letter N sunshine and I cannot wait to see you in there. Okay, so we have our end goal we have where we want to go we know what we want for ourselves in our life. We’ve also reverse engineered our our goal into small steps that we can take the next step my friend is to map out your plan of action, you know, the steps that you have to take, you know, those small milestones that you have to achieve? How are you going to make it happen? Right? If you are a business owner? Do you need to hire on help to make those goals happen? Do you need to find a mentor to help you build your belief in yourself? Do you need to invest in a course or new learning or education? To get to where you want to go? Right? What do you need to do? If it’s something personal, say you want to get into shape and you want to lose or gain a certain number of pounds on the scale? Do you need to find a coach to help you with your nutrition? Or your fitness? Do you need to become a member at a gym? Right? Maybe it’s financial, maybe it’s financial, like mine, my big vision for my life is to have a net worth of $100,000. What small steps do you need to take to make that happen? And what gameplan can you implement to make it happen, right? I love the saying and I know it said over and over. It’s probably a cliche at this point. But it’s the if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. And that is so true. When it comes to casting a vision and making that vision happen. You guys casting a vision is great. But if you never do anything with it, what a waste of time you just you just spent right you just wasted 2030 45 minutes, you know, maybe even an hour casting that vision. If you don’t then follow it up with action and make an action plan. What’s the point, right, so reverse engineer and use those reverse engineered steps to make a plan to make those things happen. Because again, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and that is the same exact situation with casting a vision for your life. And finally, this fourth step is not a one and done step. Unfortunately, it’s something that you’re going to have to commit to, it’s something that you’re going to have to become self aware of. And it’s going to have to be something that you practice. But I would argue that this is the number one most important thing that you need to do when it comes to casting a vision, okay. And this step is to consistently work on building your belief. I’ve said it once. And I’ll say it again, no one. And I mean, no one can believe in your dreams more than you do. My friend, if I did not have the self belief that I did in myself, to make it work to make living in sunshine a thing to make building my business a thing, it wouldn’t have happened. My husband can’t do it for me, my mom can’t do it for me. And they are my two, number one biggest supporters in my whole life, they could tell me that I could do anything. But if I didn’t believe in it, it was never going to happen. And the same thing is true for you, and your vision and your goals and your dreams. You have to work on building your belief in you. And your belief that you are capable of making that thing happen, whatever it is, and you have to consistently and constantly work on it. Over time, every day. In the morning when you’re going to the bathroom. When you’re walking your dog, when you get a nasty email from a customer or a client or whoever that you work with in whatever your dream is right? You have to show up to build your belief for yourself. Because if you don’t believe in you, and if you don’t believe in your dream and what you want, it’s never going to happen. You have to work on building that belief. And this looks like consuming this podcast. This looks like staying close to people who are already doing or have already done what you want to do. This looks like stopping yourself in your tracks. When you find yourself thinking negatively, or you’re festering and you’re hanging on to these negative emotions or thoughts, these damaging thoughts and beliefs that come into our minds. You have to learn to let those things go. This step, step number four, consistently work on believing in you and building your belief is crucial because if you stop believing, you stop moving forward. If you stop holding that belief that you can do big things, and you can make your vision happen. You might as well kiss that vision goodbye. It’s never gonna happen. It’s just not. This is a little piece of tough love that you probably need to hear. You maybe have experienced this before. Maybe you haven’t, but if you have, you know what it feels like to stop believing in something to stop believing in your ability to do XYZ thing and just realize how quickly you stop moving the needle towards that goal that dream that vision. So this is something that you need to work on ever Every day as you move forward to achieving this vision or these goals and dreams, because without belief, they’re never going to happen. And that’s just the truth of it. So my friend over the next three or four weeks, I really want you to work on implementing this practice. I want you to schedule a vision casting party, or sit down or Coffee Chat with yourself or a friend. If you want to dive into casting an intentional aligned vision with who you are, and what you want to do in your life. Again, join the sunshine squad, we will be having our annual vision board party led by yours truly again on December 15, at 7:30pm. And that is a great way for you to get that guided exercise that guided practice of casting an intentional vision that actually works and that actually sticks in one of the lines with what you actually want in your life. We pretty much are going to take this podcast episode and put it on steroids. And it’s going to be so super fun. So definitely check that out. It is linked in the show notes. The community is also linked over on my Instagram if you are following me over there, and I hope that you take this podcast episode and use it in your own life. If you loved today’s episode, please please please be sure to share it on your favorite social media platforms. If it’s Instagram tag me and your Instagram stories at living the letter N sunshine I would love to see your biggest takeaways from today’s episode. Send me a message if you want to chat about it. I love chatting to you guys about the podcast and what your biggest takeaways are. And if you need more support with casting a vision, please send me a message. Let’s talk and let’s dive into it. Until next week, my beautiful friend I am sending you all the sunshine, good vibes. And I hope you make it a great day. That is all I have for you today my dudes and I hope you love today’s episode. If you did, I would seriously appreciate it if you went and left the show a review and rating on whatever platform you’re currently listening on. For every review and rating that you leave it truly helps the show grow and reach more women just like yourself. If you had any major takeaways or aha moments, be sure to take a screenshot of this episode. post it to your social media stories with your biggest takeaways and tag me at living in sunshine so I can share it with my people as well. Again, thank you so much for hanging out with me this week. And until next time, I am sending you all the sunshine good vibes and I hope you make it a great day.